Controller of Nigeria Customs Service (NSC), Ogun state Command, Sanni Madugu, yesterday disclosed that the Command “generates over N600 million monthly into the coffers of the federal government.”
This, according to him, is against N900 million being the monthly revenue target for the Command.
Madugu disclosed this yesterday in Abeokuta, the state capital, when he received the newly elected executive members of Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ogun Council.
He, however, added that “before now the command was generating N400 million, but it has increased to N600million.”
The controller promised to surpass the target, saying that activities in Abeokuta were low as greater part of activities was at the border stations.
He said: “Our revenue target in Ogun command is over N900 million monthly, there are places where revenue target is N300 million, N400 million and N500 million. Then you have the highest, places like Apapa Port, Tincan Island Port where we generated over N1 billion every working day.
“We have not met our target in Ogun command, the revenue is high, the target is high but the activities are low. Before now the command is generating over N400 million every month, we have managed to Jack it up to over N600 million, we are making a lot of efforts to ensure that we surpassed that target.”
He also promised the Command’s partnership with journalists and the Customs service, while admitting that members of the fourth estate of the realm had assisted the Customs in promoting its activities.
Responding, the Chapel Chairman, Wale Adewumi, urged the Command to redouble its efforts at stemming smuggling activities through the state.
He promised that members of the chapel would continue to carry out their duties professionally.